Google Map API – Adding to a map to your site via iframe

There may be times when you want to add a map with markets to your website but you are using a platform like WordPress where adding html is easy adding the code for the Google Map API is not. A simple solution is to use a html iframe.

By setting  up a seperate html page with all of the required Google Map API code embedded in it, you can then call the iframe in WordPress (or any other place you can use HTML) and have a working map.

The basis usage of an iframe is just <iframe src=”URL“></iframe>, with additional options such as  height=”400″ width=”600″and frameborder=”0″.

The one little trick is to add a <a name=”start-here”></a> in the source html page just above <div id=”map_canvas”></div>

Then you use the iframe you add <iframe src=”./map.html#start-here” height=”400″ width=”600″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″> </iframe>

The #start-here bit starts the iframe just at the start of your map so that it is easy to seamlessly add the map to your main project.


Google Map API – Markers with Pop Up Windows

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Simple Marker Based on Address using the Google API

If you need to show a marker on a map based on an user inputted address, the Google API provides you a way. You can use the code below to create your own map you just need to get a Google Maps API key from Google Maps and insert it in line 6. In line … [Continue reading]

Using CDOSYS to Send Email with GoDaddy

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GoDaddy SQL Server Database Setup – Connection String

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Small Business/ Personal kit download UPDATE

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Download Small Business Starter Kit

If you are in need of the Small Business Starter Kit while Microsoft relocates their starterkits on the web you are welcome to download them here.  Just click for the VB or the C# versions. … [Continue reading]

Download Personal Starter Kit

Microsoft has (temporarily?) disabled the links to download older starter kits from its website. As such, I am hosting them here until they are re-enabled. If you want the download the Personal Web Starter Kit just click here - Personal Web Starter … [Continue reading]